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My Beautiful Home is Bleeding …

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I don’t have to say anything, the title and the pictures are enough to explain my feeling of sadness.

May Allah spread Love and Peace to the whole world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 26, 2011 at 10:39 PM

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Blueness of Red Sea

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I have seen many beaches and seen many waters ways, rivers and seas around the world, but none of them compares to beauty and aggressiveness of Red Sea. Red Sea is located in Arabian Peninsula and borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Eriteria. The historic city which resides on Red sea shores is Jeddah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excavations in the old city suggest that Jeddah was founded as a fishing hamlet in 500 B.C by the Yemeni Quada tribe, who left central Yemen to settle in Makkah after the destruction of the Marib Dam in Yemen. Other archaeological studies have shown that the area was settled earlier by people in the Stone Age, as some Thamudi scripts were excavated in Wadi Briman west of the city, and Wadi Boweb, northwest of the city. It was visited by Alexander The Great (356 B.C. – 323 B.C.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This city rose to its importance when the third Caliph of Islam Uthman bin Afan made it the gateway to Holy city of Makkah. Now Jeddah has the largest and oldest King Abdul Aziz Sea Port which is the business hub and stay point for the ships crossing the red sea going towards Suez Canal. This is also the entrance point for the pilgrims trying to enter Makkah through Sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have got chance to visit and view the beautiful corniche of Jeddah; it was adventurous and mesmerizing experience. Sitting on the rock in the middle of sea and cold splashing waves of water trying to push you on the ground was the never forgetting experience.

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January 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM

I’m Posting once a week in 2011!

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I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,

Junaid 😉

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January 23, 2011 at 12:16 AM

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I forgot my charger

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You people might be thinking after reading this article that Junaid is crazy, this article doesn’t make any sense. But what can I do, these stupid things go through my mind all the time.

So the story I want to share is that, today I left my laptop charger at my office. Yes!! My laptop charger, not my wallet, not my official documents, by LAAPTOOOP charger. Then I had to go back to office to pick it up as my laptop battery is not healthy enough to live more than two hours.

I came home and turned on my laptop to skype with my family back home. I searched my bag but wasn’t able to find the charger. If I want to chat, I got to have the charger otherwise I will be disconnected very soon. So I took my car and started driving towards the office. It took me almost one hour to reach my office with congested traffic and crazy drivers on the road. When I reached my office, entered the building and looked for my charger. Got the charger but found couple of my friends there doing overtime, chatted with them for couple of minutes asking what they are doing and how is their work going. Talked little bit about and what projects are going. On my way out of the building greeted the security guard, went to my car and started driving back home, again one more hour drive with crazy traffic. On my whole way I kept on thinking what the point of this? What have I done within these two hours? What I achieved by doing this? Seems like there are many things we do which are pointless, having no meaning and having no reason on the face of it.

We have always been told that time is an essence and we should be utilizing ever minute of our lives productively. So what the productivity of the one hour I spent to go back to work, chatted with couple of friends, took my charger, hello hi the security guard and again drove back to home. Don’t you think I have wasted almost 2 hours of my day for nothing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone have such non-productive hours in their day. Like I said going to work in one hour, why can’t I just fly to work or appear automatically without wasting any time. Like cooking, why can’t I just by magic cook my meal in a second so I can save hours of my cooking time? Like trying to write good article for more than an hour, but still not able to. I hope someone can explain me these parts of our lives.

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January 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM

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My Addiction

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I have to admit, that I am addicted. I do it every day, every hour, not even knowing its early morning or late night; this proves that I AM ADDICTED. I am addicted to social networking sites; yes sites, with “s” at the end.

I had my personal account in almost all the networking sites, like facebook, linkedin, friendsters, myspace, orkut, QQ (rather Qzone) and ZTElite; beside all these sites I am 24×7 online on msn messenger, yahoo messenger, google talk and QQ. Yup!! Its called addiction, just feels like you are on drugs.

Question is, why this addiction? What is so fascinating about this sites that make you log in all the time?

I have never been a computer geek, I always liked to go out with friends and do some sports; big fan of football. But my addiction to computers started in university time when our class made an online study yahoo group, to share books and lectures so everyone can be kept up to date. Then couple of my other friends come up with an idea of yahoo group for complete batch, in which all the student of our batch were invited to join, which actually became hit. We started sharing information, event news, pictures, lectures and other stuff required, so I started visiting yahoo group alot and yahoo messenger to keep in touch with all of the students.

Then came Orkut, the first social networking site I ever used, and used it for 4 university years continuously. We friends also made one community called “Electrigators Coffer”, and soon I was made admin; so from here my addiction started. Posting, uploading, commenting thus Orkut became major part of my life. Though I was still outgoing, having fun, playing and all that, but still Orkut was must.

When I left university in 2006, orkut was phasing out and facebook took over the internet. Though initially I avoided joining it, but I wasn’t able to control my addiction of having more and more and more; so I joined facebook and still using it. Facebook seemed cooler as I found some very old school friends of mine. Then I also tried myspace, friendster for sometime but soon lost interest. And when I joined ZTE, ZTElite became my major interest as it allowed me to meet my colleagues working in other parts of the world.

Again coming back to the question that why this addiction, what it has given me beside laziness, logging in and logging out just to see who joined, who visited my profile, who commented, who posted and what should I reply? I was never able to understand this.

So let’s try sorting out the advantages and disadvantages of such networking sites.

These sites made me lazy and reduced my outdoor activities, but it made me meet my old friends. These sites made me stuck to the computers and effected my eyes, but it made me watch pictures of my friends to remind of them, it made me keep in touch with friends who got busy with their lives, it made me save the old memories, it made me share with each other, it made me look for new friends, it made me look at their country with their own eyes, these sites made me do many exciting things but still I miss my outdoor life, my active life.

So I am not sure whether these sites are good or not, but that’s for sure addiction can’t be good, over usage of anything is not good; we as human being should be genius enough to balance our indoor and outdoor activities to lead a balance life, after all we are social animals.

Keep on enjoying.

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January 19, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Slept in 2010, woke up in ‘11

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Most of you must be thinking that I have written my subject as a metaphor to show my laziness of last year 2010 and ambition to work hard in 2011 … well! it’s not like that. There is no metaphor here, it means literally that I slept on 31 December 2010 at 11pm and woke up on 1st of January 2011 at 7 early mornings because it was my work day. People around the world were celebrating, I don’t know why they were happy; but I was getting ready for work. But question is why the world is always celebrating the beginning of a year? What is so happy it? May be New Year bonus! ; But why to waste them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before writing this article I tired to read something about the Gregorian calendar or Western calendar which is mostly used around the world. I came to know some very interesting facts; like Gregorian calendar is named after Pope Gregory the thirteen in 1582 by a signed decree and some of the arithmetic discoveries like this calendar counts days as the basic unit of time, grouping them into years of 365 or 366 days; and repeats completely every 146,097 days, which fill 400 years, and which also happens to be 20,871 seven-day weeks. Of these 400 years, 303 (the “common years”) have 365 days, and 97 (the leap years) have 366 days. This gives an average calendar-year length of exactly 365.2425 days, or 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds.

Before I use to think, the earth completes its revolution around the sun in 365 days; so people celebrate to hurry the earth that YOU DID IT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole night I watched the news of beautiful and colourful fireworks going on in New Zealand, Australia and china; as they were among the first countries to welcome the new year. On the first day everyone wished me Happy New Year and told stories what they did. I wished them back as formality but reminded them that I am always happy. (alhumdulillah)

At the end I would like to say one thing; everyday is a new day, new beginning bringing its new day celebrations. So keep enjoying everyday of your life with colourful fireworks. Still I would like to wish happy New Year to everyone; may this year bring peace, happiness and blessings to the whole world.

Never mind the article, it is just my silly way of wishing.

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January 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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